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Listen to the 2015 album of TijaD "Cognitive Dissonance"!
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Februaruary 2th 2016:
A fantastic review from the Dutch Progressive Rock Page! Thank you DPRP for the kind words and the 9/10 score! You can find the review here.

January 2th 2016:
A big thanks to the Lords of Metal editorial staff!
Cognitive Dissonance of TijaD proudly occupies the nr 30 of the 2015 top 30!

November 18th 2015:
A great review came out from The Dutch metal webzine "Zware Metalen".
"Passie, melancholie, verdriet en liefde, met een donkere rand (steeds meer naar het einde toe, inclusief doom en black) en veel klassieke schoonheid. Ik kan hier eerlijk gezegd geen punten aan geven, daarvoor is het veel te onwaarschijnlijk, te intiem en te progressief."  Read the entire article here.

November 17th 2015:
Some quotes from a nice review from the progressive rock webzine "Sea of Tranquility".
"Tijad is a very good musician, most notably on the guitar. There is a definite classical influence as many of these songs are adorned with pretty arpeggios, although the mood is very melancholic."
And the phrase I like most:
"If you want upbeat music you are listening to the wrong disc." Read the entire article here.

November 4th 2015:
Good tidings! Cognitive Dissonace was included in the list of progressive metal releases of the great progressive metal webzine "Progmetalzone" accompanied with some very friendly words.
Read it here.

September 17th 2015;
Today is the official release date of the latest TijaD concept album "Cognitive Dissonance"! if you want to download and support this music please visit cdbaby, Amazon MP3, Apple iTunes or stream the tracks using Spotify, Apple music or Rhapsody.

August 26th 2015;
Good tidings: Mastering of Cognitive Dissonance is finished! Roel de Haan is currently working on a design for the album cover of TijaD's second album. Sander Pastoor took care of the drums and grunts, Hanneke Rolloos can be heard singing beautifully on "Duet With The Dead" and Job provided me with many useful critical notes. Amalia Moerman Pavlidi was a great help as vocal coach. A big thanks to everybody involved! And now get ready for some blackened neoclassical progressiveness! Cognitive Dissonance will be released September 17th 2015!

March 17th 2013;
The first recordings for the new TijaD album have started! The concept album will be titled "Cognitive Dissonance". This album will feature lots of quieting acoustic guitar and piano parts but will certainly not be without TijaD's signature outbursts of relentless metal.

July 15th 2012;
A nice review came in from progrock e-zine Sea of Tranquility!

"The plaintive piano and guitars of "As Eurydice Lies Dying" that really provides a glimpse of how interesting TijaD's songwriting could become with more time to develop a more individual style. At the moment, the off kilter key changes and dark, melancholic harmony vocals scream of Akerfeldt and Co, but delve a little deeper and there's a hint of a very English, traditional, progressive hew underneath it all. Something the more modern, Scandinavian extreme prog that we have become used to in recent years, seldom possesses"

Read the entire article

March 21th 2012;

Here is the review of "Zware metalen"

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March 3th 2012;

And the first review is in!  

"Zijn muziek is zo doorspekt van melancholie en melodie, dat hij nog zo veel grunts, death metal blasts en black metalatmosfeer in zijn progressieve mix van doom-death met 70s prog kan stoppen, het blijft allemaal uiterst gevoelig, sfeervol en met passie"

Big thanks to Lords of Metal!

The complete review Orpheus Lords Of Metal E-zine

January 6th 2012;
After careful consideration Wouter decided to not continue as Libethra's bassist as he needed to focus on a new study. We all wish you best of luck in your future (musical) ventures!

December 30th 2011;
TijaD is proud to announce that Orpheus is now officially released! I would like to thank everybody that helped me out finishing this project! I could not have managed this alone! If you want to have a listen go here.

December 13th 2011;
OK everybody you can stop sending emails; we got ourselves a bass player. We are proud to present Wouter as the latest addition to Libethra!

May 5th 2011;
Bass player wanted (bassist gezocht)

We are currently looking for a bass player to join the new progressive metal band Libethra. We practise in Rotterdam. If you are a capable and creative base player and into our approach to progressive metal please send us a track or link to demonstrate your style. Email; tijad.progmetal@gmail.com

February 16th 2011
Libetha started working on its first album. This album will be better adapted to be performed live when compared to the previous recordings of TijaD. The songs will be more tailored around guitar riffs and will contain less layers of organs, violins and such. We don't want to spoil to much information yet, but the album will be named "Zondvloed". The lyrics will be about the complex relationship The Netherlands has with the North sea that can be both giving and deadly.

November 28th 2010;
TijaD won the "Drechtsteden bezongen" composition contest with a 30 second composition named "BimBamBom". I understand this is not a very trustworthy review because I wrote it myself, but I won, so I guess they must have liked the tune. The song will be played regularly next coming half year by the carillons of Dordrecht, Sliedrecht and Zwijndrecht. So now you know for whom the bell tolls!